WatchGuard, on May 11th (updated from April 27th), 2016 noted that not only is ransomware exploding, real businesses in North America are being affected. Often cited attacks such as CryptoWall, CryptoLocker and LOCKY are designed to hold your data hostage, and their success is increasing:

  • A North Carolina law firm lost access to all of its client documents when it didn’t pay cyber thieves on time.
  • One Greenland town hall lost 8 years of data
  • Tennessee police department chose to pay the ransomware

Check out WatchGuard’s “How to Prevent Ransomware“.

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